An average of 37,000 fires on manufacturing and industrial properties are reported each year in the United States according to the National Fire Protection Association. Tragically, these fires result in well over a thousand injuries and dozens of fatalities annually. The first priority of rescue crews during building fires is to get people who are either trapped or incapacitated out of harm’s way before it is too late. This can be quite a challenge in the heat of the moment, especially in large commercial or industrial spaces with many rooms and complex floor plans. Fires often move very fast, and time spent searching a building without specific information about where to look is not an efficient method of finding those in need of rescue.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.edgeimpulse.com/blog/the-field-of-edge-ml-is-heating-up